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Zane Kirchner will make his first start for Leinster at fullback away to the Dragons. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

South Africa international Zane Kirchner will make his first start in Leinster’s RaboDirect Pro12 clash away Newport Gwent Dragons at Rodney Parade on(...)

Leinster’s Ian Madigan is a player who has thrived on the game time offered by the Pro12. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

On a superficial level no makeover is going to redefine the image of the RaboDirect Pro12 tournament in the European club rugby community. The Heineke(...)

 Leinster’s Ian Madigan. Photograph:   Brian Lawless/Sportsfile

Leinster have announced that Ian Madigan has committed his future to the province until the end of the 2015/16 season.Madigan, 24, featured 32 times f(...)

Ian Keatley (right) and Ireland fell short against South Africa. Photograph: Tamuna Kulumbegashvili/Inpho

Ireland 8 South Africa 19: Emerging Ireland fell short in their second match of the IRB Tbilisi Cup as Carl Bezuidenhout kicked the South Africa Presi(...)

Rhys Ruddock (right) pictured with team-mates (from left) Jonathan Sexton, Isaac Boss, James Heaslip and Sean O’Brien after Leinster’s Amlin Challenge Cup Final victory. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho.

Rhys Ruddock will lead the Emerging Ireland team in their opening fxture of the IRB Tbilisi Cup against hosts Georgia tomorrow night (10.0pm, Irish t(...)

Rory Best will captain Ireland on the tour. Photograph: Inpho

Les Kiss, Ireland’s interim head coach, will be part of Joe Schmidt’s management team on a three year contrac(...)

The sponsors, the league itself and television have been denied a grand finale, or final, per se, as Lansdowne go about sealing their first Ul(...)

Ireland's Paddy Jackson and Ian Madigan will go head-to-head when Leinster host Ulster at the RDS this evening. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Leinster v Ulster, RDS 6.15pm (Live: RTE2/BBC NI) Short of the broad sweep of interest in the outcome and how the sides hang a week befor(...)

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